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Ice Chips: Jones to get first start with Maple Leafs against Rangers

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Head coach Sheldon Keefe confirmed to the media that backup goalie Martin Jones will get the start on Tuesday against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. 

The 33-year-old veteran replaced an injured Joseph Woll late in Thursday's win against the Ottawa Senators after he left with a lower-body injury. 

Woll is out week-to-week with a high ankle sprain, meaning Ilya Samsonov and Jones will be the goalies going forward for the foreseeable future. 

Jones has played 444 career games in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers and Seattle Kraken, posting a 2.70 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.

This will be his first start as a member of the Maple Leafs. 

Montreal Canadiens

Defenceman Jordan Harris is continuing his rehabilitation process and will skate after the team practice today. He is expected to return to play in approximately 10-14 days. 

Harris has been out of the lineup since Nov. 22 due to a lower-body injury. In 16 games this season, he has three assists while averaging 18:45 TOI. 

He is in the first season of a two-year, $2.8 million contract. 

Lines from today's practice: 

Caufield - Suzuki - Slafkovsky
Monahan - Evans - Anderson
Armia - Dvorak - Gallagher
Pezzetta - Stephens - Ylönen

Matheson - Savard
Guhle - Barron 
Struble - Kovacevic


Boston Bruins

Head coach Jim Montgomery told the media on Tuesday that defenceman Charlie McAvoy (upper-body) and forward Pavel Zacha (upper-body) will be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the New Jersey Devils. 

Forward Jesper Boqvist has been recalled from the American Hockey League's Providence Bruins. 

Boqvist, 25, has appeared in one game with Boston this season. In 24 games with Providence, he has five goals and 14 points. Boqvist has played in 190 career NHL games with Boston and New Jersey, recording 28 goals and 27 assists for 55 points.

Originally selected in the second round (36th overall) by New Jersey at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Falun, Sweden native has appeared in 190 career NHL games, scoring 28 goals with 55 points split between the Bruins and Devils. 

New York Rangers

Defenceman K'Andre Miller will not play tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs for personal reasons. 

Miller, 23, has five goals and 12 points in 26 games, his fourth with the Rangers. He is in the first season of a two-year, $7.74 million contract.

Drafted 22nd overall by New York at the 2018 NHL Draft, the St. Paul, Minn. product has 26 goals and 87 points in 240 career NHL games. 

Additionally, the Rangers recalled defenceman Matthew Robertson from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. 

New York Islanders 

The Islanders placed veteran forward Matt Martin on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury, retroactive to Dec. 2. 

The 34-year-old has one goal and one assist over 14 games this season, his 15th campaign in the NHL and 13th with the Isles. 

Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Clay Stevenson to a three-year, $2.325 million contract. 

The first year of Stevenson's contract will be a two-way contract ($750,000/$200,000), while the second and third years will be a one-way contract ($775,000).

Stevenson, 24, has a 9-4-0 record with a 1.70 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage in 13 games with the AHL's Hershey Bears this season. He ranks first in the AHL in goals-against average and shutouts, second in save percentage, and tied for third in wins.

Carolina Hurricanes

Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov will miss some time with an upper-body injury, according to head coach Rod Brind'Amour.

Svechnikov, 23, last played during the Hurricanes 6-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Dec. 6, racking up 18:06 of ice time.

The 6-foot-2 winger underwent an MRI on Monday and Brind'Amour told reporters he will be "out for at least a while."

Svechnikov has a goal and 11 points in 16 games this season.

San Jose Sharks 

Sharks blueliner Matt Benning has been placed on the injured reserve. 

The 29-year-old has two assists over 14 games this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets 

Rookie forward Adam Fantilli was away from the team on Tuesday due to a family matter. 

The 19-year-old Canadian has eight goals and eight assists over 30 games with the Blue Jackets this season. 

Columbus selected Fantilli with the third overall pick in the NHL Draft this past summer. 

Chicago Blackhawks

Defenceman Seth Jones is not on the road trip due to an upper-body injury and is getting further evaluation. 

The 29-year-old has 11 assists in 27 games this season while averaging 25:25 TOI. 

The Blackhawks play in Edmonton tonight and will take on the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday.